Sector CE.1 – Underground Water Management – Hydrology

If we are talking about the New Normal, Resilience, and the New Era of Sustainable Energy Mix, the management of our groundwater resources is already recognised as one of the key issues that will start to play a major role in Regional and Global politics.

The key slogan here is Net Zero Water Solution; the optimisation of the usage and recycling of fresh water resources in both households and industry.

Geoscientists are already used to speaking about “Geofluids” in studies regarding geological subsurface conditions such as porosity (capacity to store) and permeability (capacity to transport), and the technologies available and developed in the hydrocarbon exploration and production Industry are now readily applied in the analyses and modelling of groundwater resources.

Therefore, OCRE strongly advocates the applications of this application of transversal technology and her global expert network of Excellence is already applied in studies relative to groundwater management on various scales.

To examine all the Tasks involved in this Sector, the OCRE Geoscience Services GEG List and CATALOGUE can be consulted.

The Net Zero Water solution. From: EERE (2021).